Rangers Look to Sting Blue Jackets

Credit: Jay Laprete/AP

Credit: Jay Laprete/AP

In what many have as the most important game of the year, the Rangers head into Columbus looking to distance themselves from the Blue Jackets, as the season is coming to a wild finish.

Rick Nash Home Coming
Rick Nash missed the first trip to Columbus due to a concussion earlier in the season, as a mix of cheers and boos are to be expected to the man coming home. As we all know a trade request out of Columbus was made during the 2011 trade deadline, expressing Nash’s desire to move away from the Blue Jackets.

It took until the summer for the trade to finally happen, which shipped Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov and Tim Erixon and a couple draft picks to Columbus, and since then every Blue Jackets fan has fallen in love with the Rangers duo.

Nash on the other hand has seen some backlash from Ranger fans who expect him to score every time he touches the puck, but it has been fun seeing some of those goals he has produced for the Rangers.

High Voltage
The Rangers are looking to turn it up into high gear, as they are headed into the final stretch. Scoreboard watching will become key during this time of the year as every team surrounding the Rangers is trying to make a push of their own. The Rangers have to continue to look forward and take everything game by game.

They cannot look ahead, and most importantly they cannot fall behind.

FullTilt Forecast
You want to talk about a crazy game? You want to talk about a game that has so much meaning? Look no further. The Rangers and Blue Jackets will have playoff atmosphere, and playoff implications. But it comes down to who wants it more? Which is why the more seasoned Rangers team will edge the Blue Jackets 2-1. This will be a hard fought game, could even reach overtime, but the Blueshirts will come out victorious.

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